Identifying and tracking trends is important to the entire supply-retail chain, especially when technology is impacting new product developments. Below you will find a summary of some of the current trends influencing the specialty textile markets.
The medical textile market is experiencing significant growth and is demanding much from it's textiles.
Trends include the use of blended fibers for improved properties, and the use of stretch, texture, and color to add variety. Renewable fabrics are also important.
The trend is to comfortable, lightweight, ergonomically designed fabrics and apparel.
Look for lightweight fabrics and apparel that multi-task, providing comfort, moisture management, antimicrobial protection, and more.